Tuesday, August 01, 2017

1 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

1 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Kevin Lynch

Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator


Motion/Vote on previous discussion of Administrator’s position- Commissioners officially approved Sue Hayden as County administrator effective July 17th. 


Change Orders- Chris Grabosky, Project Manager, Maxwell Construction- 2 change orders:
Koch Mechanical- adding $6398 and re route gas line $1880 plus other changes of $1165, $1562, deduct $1298 = 9707 which will be deducted from their allowance. No change in contractual amount total though. Approved.
Added card access for security $8400. This is in additional to the contract amount. 
H& B Systems will get this from the extra money left in other accounts for the project. Approved. Grabosky anticipates more requests on the security possibly too.

Working on Annex finishes now and terrazzo completed. Exterior work on Limestone pretty much completed. Humidity problem now with the weather and will be closing up building soon. Still looking at mid-late October for completion. Might go into November. 

Donation of Bookmobile by Friends of the Library- Barbara Bonney,Director LPLD- donating it to the DC Health Dept. Scudder says they need a reliable drivable vehicle. The library has acquired a new smaller one. Commissioners approved. Picture taken for the paper. 

Animal Control Ordinance Changes- Pat Hawkins, PAWS Sec’y Treasurer and Becky Reiter, PAWS Board member and Boone County Animal Shelter Director- asked to work with county attorney on ordinance related to cats. There is a better way to handle cats per Pat Hawkins. Becky Reiter a DC resident and also Boone County Animal Shelter Director spoke on their programs. They started a program 5 years ago and it decreases the amount of cats taken in. Target Zero recommendations were given to the county. This program allows cats at farms etc to be trapped and  spayed and neutered and returned to the farms. or outdoors. The farmers still have rodent control without all the kittens. They utilize working cats or barn cat programs for people who want a spayed, neutered and vaccinated cat. Commissioners approved the discussion with the attorney ad PAWS. 

1Voice- Area National Drug Awareness Day- Wyatt Sampson and Dianna Jones- Sampson presented- August 31 to do what they did last year with the walking routes in Lawrenceburg from 5-7 PM. They will have to clear out the courthouse parking area etc. that evening. He has to go to the city also . Approved. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer
Bid Award Bridge #59 Salt Fork Rd- McAllister Exc $107,426.75 was lowest bid. Rohe and Duncan Robertson were higher bids. Approved McAllister. 
Construction Inspection Contract Bridge #59-Land Water Group $9690 was approved. They will have this closed at times this fall also. Aware it is inconvenient.  
Title Sheet for Bridge #24 Cold Springs Road- plans - bid in December for this. Plans Approved. 
Community Matching Grants program- may hear something in a week or two. They went for complete funding. 
PineRidge residents will get a plan together per McHenry in next couple weeks but it is in terrible condition. Grieve is doing that. 

Agreement to transfer personal property and Ordinance for transfer for Dearborn County  Clearing House- Baudendistel read the ordinance that transferred a passenger van vehicle to Clearing House. Approved both the letter and the ordinance. McHenry indicated that the van will need mechanical repairs. Sue Hayden will contact Cathy Piche for her signature.

Ratify signature on Letter to USDA for funding for Laughery Valley Watershed Damage - Sue Hayden presented from Tim Grieve this is from June 23 flooding that damaged the banks of Laughery Creek. We pay 25%. Approved the signature from then. Listerman said that Grieve worked hard to try to get this so as to save county funds. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- nothing more. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Minutes from July 5 and 18 approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- Happy Hollow Vacation Ordinance- In 2011 they were approached by the Lykins (David C and David J) and the Engels objected. The court found in Lykins favor and said they can now proceed with their vacation. The 30 day window to file an appeal has run out. Lykins and Rob Seig surveyor were present today. 6820 ft vacated. There will be a col de sac constructed. Publlc utilities can still be maintained there. No public wished to speak. Commissioners approved the ordinance. They will file the papers and publish the ordinance. Lykins will construct the cul de sac and the county provides the stone. Commissioners thanked Lykins for his patience and echoed that for  the Engels. Hoped this issue was behind them.

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as required by law. 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch- attended NACO (National Assoc of Counties) conference with over 3000 attendees from all over the country. So many activities that it was hard to decide what to attend. 
Our former Ag director for state Ted McKinney is now with USDA. 
Lots of festivals- great to see community get out.

Little- Bright and Yorkville having festivals same weekends- Lots of good fried chicken. Echoed what Lynch said.

McHenry- lots of Ohioans come here for the good food- lots at St. Martins festival. Privilege in serving where community reaches out. Also prayers for support of the family’s involved in the tragedy in Manchester this past weekend. And think about our kids going back to school tomorrow. State Police and sheriff’s dept. did a great job. 

Lynch- This Thursday annual job fair with Luke Messer. first hour is for veterans only. then the public Nothing more satisfying than to see someone leave the event with a job. 20 were hired last year that day and several dozen hired in the weeks after it. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- McHenry noted there were reps from Aurora and Greendale here and that Council decided to take no action on the revenue sharing and they want us to take no action either until we see what the state and legislators are going to do.Appreciates Mayor Weiss and Alan Miller and Ms Emery were there and they’d had some discussions. No action until we get more direction form Council. 
Weiss asked that they work with them. 

McHenry said Phil Darling was the train engineer at the festival this weekend. Asked if he was sore today as it was a bumpy ride.   


Meeting Adjourned at 9:37 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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